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SharePrint African American Life: A Personal Perspective Block Speaker Series

May 11, 2019

Charleston, Kanawha

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Dr. Monique M. Chouraeshkenazi will be the first speaker in the 2019 Block Speaker Series of “African American Life: A Personal Perspective” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Chouraeshkenazi was educated at Pratt Elementary School and graduated with honors from Riverside High School in 2002. She spent the next 13 years in the U.S. Air Force but also continued her education. After graduating with honors from American Military University in 2011 with a B.A. in homeland security, she received an M.S. in criminal justice from Boston University in 2013, again graduating with honors. In 2015, she earned a PhD in public policy and administration with a concentration in terrorism, mediation, and peace from Walden University, graduating high honors of 4.0 GPA. Her doctoral thesis, “Qualitative Case Study on F-35 Fighter Production Delays affecting National Security Guidance,” was published in Scholar Works that year.

Since March 2019, Chouraeshkenazi has been chair of the National Security Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington, D.C. She also teaches part-time for the School of Graduate and Degree Completion at Tiffin University and at Southern New Hampshire University. An African-American Jewish author, professor, and researcher, she specializes in domestic extremism and global terrorism. She was inducted into Oxford’s Who’s Who in 2016 for “Tier of Excellence” in personal and professional development as an educator, entrepreneur, and leader in homeland and national security and graced the cover of Oxford’s Elite Magazine “Special Edition” in April 2017.

While serving in the military, Chouraeshkenazi specialized in administration, communications and security management. Among her positions were Chief of the Special Security Office for the 18th Wing Intelligence Unit at Kadena Air Base, Japan; Enlisted Military Assistant and Assistant Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge for Secretaries Ash Carter, Christine Fox, and Robert Work for the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense at The Pentagon; and Military Executive Assistant for former Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Director, Lieutenant General John D. Johnson. She received numerous medals, including Afghanistan Campaign Medal with gold star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal with gold border, NATO Service Medal, and Office of Secretary of Defense Badge.

For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

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